"[A] sense of lyricism, gripping dramatic flow and intellectual depth all came together in a bravura performance" - Washington Post
Acclaimed by critics worldwide for his exceptional talent and magnificent tone, American violinist Chad Hoopes has appeared with numerous ensembles throughout the world since winning the first prize at the Young Artists Division of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition. "[A] sense of lyricism, gripping dramatic flow and intellectual depth all came together in a bravura performance" hailed the Washington Post after his debut at the Kennedy Center in January 2016. In the 2015-16 season he was the Munich Symphony Orchestra’s first artist-in-residence, a position created specifically for him. Other highlights of last season were his debuts with The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Bravo Vail Festival, with the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap, and his Berlin debut with Konzerthausorchester Berlin. In spring 2016 he also made his London debut at Royal Festival Hall with National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and conductor Kristjan Järvi. He has performed with leading orchestras such as the San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and Houston symphonies, as well as the Minnesota Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada. He is a frequent guest artist at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland and at Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where he was named winner of the prestigious audience award. He also received the Cleveland Arts Prize 2013. Mr. Hoopes studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music under David Cerone and Joel Smirnoff, and from 2013-15 at Kronberg Academy under the tutelage of Professor Ana Chumachenco.